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Still shot from the movie: It’s Kind of a Funny Story.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

A teenager (Keir Gilchrist) suffering from depression is placed in an adult psychiatric ward where he gets dubious advice from fellow patients (Zach Galifianakis and Emma Roberts). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 101
Theater Release: 08 Oct 2010
Video Release: 08 Feb 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Violence: The theme of this movie surrounds a teen boy and other characters that have or are contemplating suicide. One teen character imagines jumping from a bridge. Another youth has scars on her wrists and cheek, and admits to cutting herself. Mild verbal altercations are depicted.

Sexual Content: A teen boy looks at a teen girl’s clothed breasts. Teen characters begin embracing and fondling on a bed, however they are interrupted before further activity takes place. A boy and girl kiss a few times. A boy is shown drawing his naked girlfriend (an art easel blocks everything except her head and shoulders). A boy jokingly asks a man if he raped a penguin. A crude drawing of male genitals is seen.

Language: Profanities are infrequent, but they do include a sexual expletive, rude finger gesture, crude terms for sex and anatomy, and a couple of scatological terms.

Drugs/Alcohol: The use of prescription anti-depressants is discussed.

Other: A boy vomits whenever he is stressed (which we see a few times).

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